Tienda Amor – Málaga
- Bell tent for 2
1 double, 1 single.
On arrival at Casa de Laila you’ll find your welcome pack of a few handy items (and more importantly wine) waiting in your shady,
Moroccan style tent among the orange trees. Breakfast is included and served on La Terraza with fabulous views, where you can also arrange for an evening meal to be served by the in-house catering service. Inside the tents you'll find simple and comfortable furnishings and outside the tents you'll find orange trees, avocados and the pool. It's heaven.
The story of Casa de Laila and its owners is one of long journeys ending in beautiful places. Benjamin and Anne Marie, your hosts, have come from afar to settle at Casa de Laila and would like to welcome you to their little piece of paradise.
- Children welcome
Children are welcome but pets cannot be accommodated
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Special Offer: 7th night free! - Get the 7th night free when you make a week long booking any time this year. A week is Now £348 (was £406) off peak and £396 (was £462) in peak season!
Valid from 23/01/2013 till 24/09/2013
Price discounts have been automatically applied unless otherwise stated
Everything you need to know about Tienda Amor
The important stuff
- Check in is at 3pm
- Check out is at 11am
- Please bring mosquito repellent if you are sensitive to bites.
- Ben & Anne Marie would like you to know that it may, on occasion, be necessary for you to stay in a different tent from the one you originally booked. This is sometimes to allow for guests staying a full week or two parties who wish to be near one another. We hope you'll be understanding and enjoy your stay. All the tent are beautiful and come with the same high standard of fittings and facilities.
Sleeping arrangements1 double, 1 single.
Kids & PetsChildren are welcome but pets cannot be accommodated
SurchargesChildren aged 2 and under - free of charge. Children aged 3-12 who share a tent with their parents - £8.00 per night. Extra adults guests who share a bell tent £16.00 per night
- A four burner gas hob and a kettle, located in the kitchen, where there is also a fridge, next to the swimming pool.
- There is a sink in the kitchen and cleaning products to wash dishes after cooking.
- There is an enclosed shower with hot and cold running water, and a separate pool shower with cold water for rinsing before and after swimming. Both are shared between all 5 tents.
- There is 1 toilet available with a washbasin.
- For larger groups, there are also 2 toilets available in the house.
Heating, lighting & bedding
- Each tienda is fitted with electrical lighting, as well as candlelit lanterns. There is also wi-fi.
- For getting around in the evening, there are solar lamps lighting the paths and torches provided in your welcome pack
- There are books, cards and musical instruments for everyone to share at Casa de Laila.
- In La Jaima Andaluz, a big Moroccan tent that serves as a cool shady, communal area, there is a collection of DVDs and a player.
Camino Ardalejos 75, La Chichara, Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain, 29210
From Málaga Airport
Head in the direction of Torremolinos (MA-21). Take the first exit on the right in the direction of Coín and Alhaurín de la Torre (MA-404). You will pass through Churriana. Continue on the MA-404. This will take you passed the village of Alhaurín de la Torre. Keep following signs towards Coín (MA-404).
You will pass many roundabouts, and when you come to a large roundabout, make sure you head straight up the hill in the direction of Coín and Alhaurin el Grande (MA-404). Follow this road until you approach the entrance of the village, which you will recognize by a large BP petrol station called La Peñita.
Just before this petrol station you will see a small roundabout. Just before this roundabout there is a small road on the left hand side that goes up the hill. Keep following this road all the way up. You will know you’ve got the right road when you pass ‘Maderas La Peñita’ on your right hand side. A bit further up the road you will pass under a red and white striped pipeline.
Right after this pipeline, you will come to a T-junction, where you take a left turn.
Casa de Laila is the 4th house on the left hand side. It has a sign on the wall that says ‘La Chichara 75’. You can recognise the entrance by a small white statue of a woman curled up on a small pillar. Ring the bell and Anne Marie or Benjamin will open the electric gate to welcome you!
Eating & drinking
Upon arriving, you will find a small welcome pack in your tent, which includes a torch, matches, candles, incense, a map of the village and a bottle of wine, to help you settle in and feel at home.
During your stay you can enjoy a daily continental breakfast in the gentle morning sun, with eggs from Laila’s chickens (if they’re feeling generous) which is included in the costs. If you feel like indulging a bit more, there is a special breakfast menu available on request, which includes Eggs Benedict, amongst other delights.
For a gourmet dining experience with a view, reserve your private table at La Terraza (the beautiful terrace at Casade Laila), and have Pachamama Catering treat you with yummie, healthy delights. There is a select choice of menus on offer, which are all freshly prepared on site with local - organic when possible - ingredients. Or enjoy a dips platter in the Laguna, while sipping a refreshing drink from the extensive drinks list, which includes a selection of fine wines, beers, and ciders.
If you want to completely unwind and relax, have Pachamama cater for all your meals. Take the opportunity to complement your relaxing holiday with a healthy detox menu. Talk with us about possibilities and we will design a personalised menu for the entire duration of your stay, which will leave you feeling revitalized and relaxed on all levels.
Things to do
Whether you are a seasoned yogi, or an absolute beginner who wants to have a taste of yoga, you can book a private yoga session with one of our English speaking teachers. Get lots of personal attention in a one-to-one session, or enjoy a session together with your travel companions. Classes are held in the Moroccan Jaima. Please inquire with one of the staff for information on prices and to book your session. You can also design your own personal yoga retreat, and book sessions each day, in combination with a detox menu and massage treatments.
For ultimate pampering, book yourself a massage treatment with one of our English speaking masseuses. Drift away on the sound of the breeze and bird song, while your body and mind are sinking into deep relaxation. There are a variety of treatments on offer for you to choose from. Only natural oils are being used for your optimal wellbeing. Treatments are given in the Moroccan Jaima. Please inquire with one of the staff for information on prices and to book your treatment. You can also design your own personal retreat, and book treatments each day, in combination with a detox menu and yoga sessions.
Meet your hosts
A truly international affair
The flowering of their love also marked the birth of Casa de Laila as it is known today – a haven for those seeking peace and tranquillity in intimate natural surroundings. The summer of 2011 was Casa de Laila’s first as a fully operating Glamping Retreat, and they could not have wished for a better debut season.
After a career as a professional footballer and completing a bachelor of arts in Australia, Benjamin has moved to Spain and is now studying eco tourism. He loves the outdoors, yoga, cooking and plays the didgeridoo.
Anne Marie has left a career in advertising in Amsterdam to open a restaurant in Andalucia. From there she set up her vegetarian catering business Pachamama Catering (www.pachamamacatering.es). As well as catering for various retreats, Anne Marie also organises events, including satsangs and kirtan concerts.
La Jaima Andaluz
Centrepiece of the orchard is La Jaima Andaluz, a spacious Moroccan tent. Offeringshade and breeze, it’s a sanctuary for those seeking relaxation. It’s being used as a private space for yoga classes and massage treatments, but when not in use for those activities, it’s a great spot for you to unwind, read, listen to music, or play the guitar… There are plenty of cushions and even a small library and DVD collection.
Casa de Laila aims to leave Mother Nature unspoiled as much as possible. Organic ingredients are being used whenever available. Our gardens are pesticide free and cared for with respect for nature. All your rubbish is being recycled. You can help by using the ecological shower gel, shampoo and cleaning products that are being provided, and by using water and electricity wisely.